School of Kinesiology and Health Science

Kinesiology and Health Science is the study of human movement and the relationship between physical activity and health. This exciting and innovative program at York University provides students the opportunity to pursue many sub-fields including physiology, anatomy, health, sport administration, health psychology, and athletic therapy in preparation for a career in health and rehabilitation, fitness, recreation, sports industries, research, or teaching.

Our Vision:
Canada’s leading academic centre for knowledge creation, integration, and dissemination about physical activity and its importance for human health, health science and society.

In achieving this vision we will be known for: Innovative research, inspiring students through excellence in teaching, and leadership on the health implications of physical activity and inactivity.

York research finds possible cause for poor response to treatment in obese breast cancer patients

York research finds possible cause for poor response to treatment in obese breast cancer patients

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A York University researcher has published a study in the Journal of Applied Physiology that identif…
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2 months agoYork research finds possible cause for poor response to treatment in obese breast cancer patients
Sweet relief? Sugar substitutes don't offer health benefits for individuals with obesity

Sweet relief? Sugar substitutes don't offer health benefits for individuals with obesity

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Artificial sweeteners help individuals with obesity to cut calories and lose weight but may have neg…
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3 months agoSweet relief? Sugar substitutes don't offer health benefits for individuals with obesity
Professor Sherry Grace leads panel investigating cardiac rehab in developing countries

Professor Sherry Grace leads panel investigating cardiac rehab in developing countries

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York U Professor Sherry Grace of the Faculty of Health led a panel of international experts that…
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3 months agoProfessor Sherry Grace leads panel investigating cardiac rehab in developing countries
Inaugural York Postdoctoral Fellowship program welcomes three researchers

Inaugural York Postdoctoral Fellowship program welcomes three researchers

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The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) has announced that three researchers will hold York Postdoctor…
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3 months agoInaugural York Postdoctoral Fellowship program welcomes three researchers
York U study reports prolonged concussion recovery in youth

York U study reports prolonged concussion recovery in youth

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York University concussion experts report that children and youth take longer to fully recover f…
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3 months agoYork U study reports prolonged concussion recovery in youth
Research at York U earns doctoral student 2015 Paper of the Year award from American Journal of Physiology

Research at York U earns doctoral student 2015 Paper of the Year award from American Journal of Phys…

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The American Journal of Physiology has given the 2015 Paper of the Year award to Anna Vainshtein, a…
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5 months agoResearch at York U earns doctoral student 2015 Paper of the Year award from American Journal of Phys…
Professor Emerita Gillian Wu recipient of John D. Reynolds Award

Professor Emerita Gillian Wu recipient of John D. Reynolds Award

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Kinesiology & Health Science Professor Emerita Gillian Wu has been awarded the prestigious John…
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5 months agoProfessor Emerita Gillian Wu recipient of John D. Reynolds Award
Nursing, kinesiology and athletic therapy students work as teams in mock health care clinic

Nursing, kinesiology and athletic therapy students work as teams in mock health care clinic

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A mock health care clinic held last month brought together students from different health programs t…
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5 months agoNursing, kinesiology and athletic therapy students work as teams in mock health care clinic
Students sought to participate in focus group on Mindfulness-Based Virtual Community

Students sought to participate in focus group on Mindfulness-Based Virtual Community

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York University undergraduate students are invited to participate in a focus group related to th…
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6 months agoStudents sought to participate in focus group on Mindfulness-Based Virtual Community
The Water Diet

The Water Diet

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York University kinesiology Professor Jennifer Kuk was quoted in The Atlantic March 10. Water is a tame beverage with a tumultuous public-health history. For decades, doctors said we should be drin…
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6 months agoThe Water Diet

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